At midnight last night, a Texas state law banning abortion past six weeks took effect. A draconian measure to effectively end abortion access and empower anti-choice vigilantes, the Supreme Court had the opportunity to block the bill, and so far, they have declined. Florida Democratic Party executive director Marcus L. Dixon released the following statement on the recent news:
“During his time in the Senate Marco Rubio has made it his mission to support anti-choice judges who have allowed this dangerous and unconstitutional ban to go into effect. If we don’t defeat Marco Rubio, Floridians’ access to safe and legal reproductive health care, which is already in peril, will be taken away completely.”
Marco Rubio has long held extreme and dangerous anti-reproductive rights views. He has attacked Roe v. Wade, calling it a “catastrophe” with “horrifying” results and vowed to back anti-choice judges who will overturn it. “Senators can make sure that judges confirmed to the United States Supreme Court understand that Roe v. Wade is bad law constitutionally and morally and it should be overturned,” he said.
Rubio has also opposed abortion in all circumstances, even in the case of rape, incest, or a threat to the mother’s life. Rubio has introduced a bill to gut health insurance coverage of contraceptives and this year filed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood.